Broken City
Broken City (2013)

In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor (Russell Crowe). Billy's relentless pursuit of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 18, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 30, 2013
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Broken City's thinly sketched, formulaic script offers meager rewards for all but the least demanding noir aficionados.

Wesley Morris

It's a local-government corruption thriller that doesn't care about logic or consistency or the people watching it.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Most of the roles are so ambiguous you end up scratching your head in the final reel, and some of the loose ends are so irrelevant they seem to have ended up on the cutting-room floor.

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Jo Berry
The National (UAE)

The two central performances ultimately save the movie.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Somewhere in here there's a cogent, timely attack on the links between business and politics.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

What follows is not a review; it's an long (illustrated!) spoiler.

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Mike McCahill
Metro (UK)

Even the presence of Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe can't save Broken City, which simply succeeds in making all its characters look silly.

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Richard Roeper

If you're in the mood for some slick trash featuring great actors slumming it without phoning it in, "Broken City" is a crackling good time.

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Stephanie Zacharek

The picture comes out swinging with both a conscience and a set of brass knuckles; it also features a Russell Crowe who doesn't, thankfully, sing. What's not to love?

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Broken City may not be the most original film, but it's a good-looking and lightly entertaining one.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Nothing special. Note to Russell...don't sign for a movie with Mark Wahlberg in it. It will bring you down...
Everett Johnson
Ever since I saw the first trailer for this I've thought "man that looks like a damn good movie". "Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, this… More
Chris Weber
Directed by one half of the Hughes Brothers, this is the story of one man's shot at redemption and revenge in the wake of corruption treachery. It had a… More
Josh Lewis
Broken City is an undeniably intriguing and entertaining film, but the plot becomes muddled and messy by the end because there are too many plot twists in short… More
Bruce Bruce
Entertaining but very flawed political thriller about a private eye (Mark Wahlberg) who was thrown off the NYC police force but gets a major job when the Mayor… More
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